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Visa Requirements

The information contained on this page is only relevant for Australian and New Zealand citizens/passport holders.

For most of our international tours and cruises, you will require a Visa, for up to date visa requirements please make sure to check the relevant travel advice website as below 

Australia – smartraveller.gov.au       New Zealand - safetravel.govt.nz

If you require assistance in obtaining a visa, you can utilise Visas Direct. Please note they will charge additional processing and postage fees if relevant, which are at your own expense.

Visas Directwww.visasdirect.com.au/apt

The information contained on this page is only relevant for Australian and New Zealand citizens/passport holders.People of all other nationalities/passports will need to contact the relevant consulates or travel agents for the most up to date information on visa and entry requirements. Failure to obtain correct documentation may affect entry to certain countries on tour.

This information is current as at 20/09/2023.

Please note: The information is only relevant for Australian and New Zealand citizens/passport holders. For the most up to date visa and travel advice please make sure to check the relevant travel advice website.

Zimbabwe

Visa required, to be obtained on arrival.

Zambia

Visa required, to be obtained on arrival.

Kenya

Single Entry Visa required, to be organised prior to departure.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/kenya

Multiple Entry Visa required if adding extra nights after Tanzania. Please apply for an East Africa Tourist Visa (EATV) by contacting the below local operator

Albatros Travel
Telephone: +254 20 2630028
Email: tours@albatros.co.za

Tanzania

Visa required, to be obtained prior to departure. Travellers will need to send their Tanzania Visa Application to the Perth Consulate via post.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/tanzania

Do not apply online for APT tours as our point of entry is Lake Manyara (LKY). This entry point is not available on the online application.

Please send the visa application to the following address:
Suite 182, Level 6,
580 Hay Street
PERTH, WA , 6000

Telephone : (08) 9221 0033
Fax: (08) 9221 0133 Email: enquiries@tanzaniaconsul.com

If you require further information on how to apply, please follow the link to the website below.
Consultant Website: https://tanzaniaconsul.com/contact/

Visa requirements are subject to change, and it is your responsibility to ensure you meet the requirements for all countries visited. APT cannot obtain visas on your behalf. If you require further assistance, please contact your local consulate prior to travel. No refund is offered for lost touring if you do not meet these visa requirements.

For the most up to date visa and travel advice please make sure to check the relevant travel advice websites (ex. Smart Traveller), contact your local consulate and/or Visas Direct.

Australia - https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia 

New Zealand - www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

Vietnam

All Australian and New Zealand passport holders must obtain a Vietnam Visa. We recommend obtaining an electronic visa (E-visa) prior to departure at least 30 days prior to departure.

You must check your details are correct when applying for a Vietnam visa. The visa details must match your full name and date of birth as per your passport. Any errors or name omissions may result in you being refused entry. You may be charged an additional fee on arrival to correct the visa error and to be issued an emergency visa. 

PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING:

  • Colour copy of passport photo
  • Colour copy of passport
  • Name as per passport (ensure you have included your middle name/s)
  • Date of birth as per passport
  • Place of birth as per passport
  • Nationality as per passport
  • Passport number as per passport 
  • Select whether you require a single entry or multi-entry visa – please refer to document below for more information
  • Entry and exit dates are correct – please refer to document below for more information
  • Entry and exit checkpoints are correct – please refer to document below for more information                                                      

Note: The Entry and Exit date we supply is the embarkation/disembarkation date and not the actual border crossing date. This is to cover for any unforeseen circumstances where we may cross the border sooner than the date stated in the itinerary. The below information is based on you arriving/departing on the first/last day of the tour. If you have booked additional pre/post-tour accommodation, entry/exit days may be different so it is important to note that this reference should be used a guide only. 

Note: These documents are based on you arriving/departing on the first/last day of the tour. If you have booked additional pre/post-tour accommodation, entry days may be different so it is important to note that this reference should be used a guide only.


Cambodia

All Australian, New Zealand and UK passport holders must obtain a Cambodian Visa.

You must check your details are correct when applying for a Cambodia visa. The visa details must match your full name and date of birth as per your passport. Any errors or name omissions may result in you being refused entry. You may be charged an additional fee on arrival to correct the visa error and to be issued an emergency visa.

 

Please note:
A Cambodian e-Visa is ONLY accepted when entering through a Cambodian Airport.
An exit point is not required for the Visa Application.

Hotel Documentation is not required for the e-Visa Application. Ship Information is not required.

To view the relevant entry and exit points/days required for visa application, please refer to the below information. The entry date we supply is the date you arrive in to Siem Reap Angkor Airport, Cambodia.

Please refer to your itinerary for your Tour Code: 

Note: These documents are based on you arriving/departing on the first/last day of the tour. If you have booked additional pre/post-tour accommodation, entry days may be different so it is important to note that this reference should be used a guide only.

 

Japan

No Visa required for stays of up to 90 days
Please also refer to the Smart Traveller Website: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/japan

 

South Korea

No Visa required for stays of up to 90 days.

You may be required to register on the Korean Q-code registration system(https://qcode.kdca.go.kr/qco/index.do?lang=en)  prior to arrival or to complete a health questionnaire on arrival. Further information is available on the Republic of Korea Embassy or Consulate for the latest requirements for Australians.

Please also refer to the Smart Traveller Website: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/south-korea-republic-korea

 

Singapore

You must complete a Singapore Arrival Card (SGAC) before arriving in Singapore. You may need to present your SGAC acknowledgment email with supporting documentation to the airlines at check-in.

Please also refer to the Smart Traveller Website: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/singapore

 

Malaysia

From 1 January 2024, you'll be required to complete and submit a Malaysia Digital Arrival Card (MDAC) three days prior to arrival in Malaysia. In most circumstances, you can get a 90-day tourism visa on arrival. Entry and exit conditions can change at short notice. The MDAC must be submitted through the Malaysian Immigration website. Contact the nearest Malaysian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate for the latest details.

Please also refer to the Smart Traveller Website: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/malaysia

 

Please note: The information is only relevant for Australian and New Zealand citizens/passport holders. For the most up to date visa and travel advice please make sure to check the relevant travel advice website.

Turkiye

An electronic visa is required, to be obtained prior to departure.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/turkiye

Europe

From mid-2025, all visitors entering 30 countries within Europe for stays of up to 90 days will be required to complete an electronic travel authorisation (ETIAS) before entry. Please note that some European countries outside the European Schengen Area are also included in this scheme.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/before-you-go/the-basics/schengen

Please note: The information is only relevant for Australian and New Zealand citizens/passport holders. For the most up to date visa and travel advice please make sure to check the relevant travel advice website. 

Egypt

All visitors to Egypt require an entry visa. This is included in the tour price and will be obtained on arrival with assistance from our local staff.

Full passport details are required; we must have these no later than 60 days prior to departure.

If APT guests have made their own arrangements in Egypt prior to the tour, we are unable to provide them with a Visa – they must arrange their own Visa (no refunds apply) via the Egypt Embassy.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/egypt


Jordan

All visitors to Jordan require an entry visa. This is included in the tour price and will be obtained on arrival with assistance from our local staff.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/jordan

Please note: The information is only relevant for Australian and New Zealand citizens/passport holders. For the most up to date visa and travel advice please make sure to check the relevant travel advice website.

Canada

Travellers are required to register on the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) to determine eligibility to enter Canada, prior to departure.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/canada

USA

Travellers transiting through the USA, or participating in an Alaskan cruise must register on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) to ensure eligibility to travel to the USA under the Visa Waiver Program, prior to departure.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/united-states-america

Note: It is important to PRINT a copy of the document for your records. The printout is not required upon arrival into the United States, as the officers have the information electronically. Some airlines require the printout upon check-in, so please check with your respective airline.

Although specific travel plans are not required, the address where you will be staying in the United States is required to complete the application. If multiple locations are planned, you only need to enter the first address. If a complete address is not known, you can enter the name of the hotel or location you will visit.

When applying for ESTA, APT guests will need to list their first point of contact when arriving - this could be the first USA hotel or in some cases the cruise portion of your trip. All addresses can be found listed on your itinerary or below.

APT encourages you to apply for your Electronic System Travel Authorisations as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for your applications to process as this is not immediate and may take several weeks to determine eligibility.

Cruise only – Holland America Line Seattle Address:

Holland America Line N.V Address:

450 Third Avenue West,
Seattle, WA 98119 USA.
Phone: + 1 877–932–4259


If travelling on a Holland America cruise with Alaska Land, use the applicable address below:

McKinley Chalet Resort Address:

Mile 238.9 Parks Hwy,
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755, USA
Phone: +1 800-544-0970

 

Pikes Waterfront Address:

1850 Hoselton Road,
Fairbanks , AK 99709
Phone +1 877-774-2400

 

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge:

23601 S. Talkeetna Spur Road,
Talkeetna, Alaska 99676
Phone +1 907-733-9500

 

I-94 Form

In addition to the ESTA approval, travellers entering the United States via a land border, or participating in a cruise sailing from Seattle, or participating in a land tour travelling by land from Canada to Lancaster, must also obtain a Form I-94, but no earlier than 7 days prior to the planned entry date.
https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home

 

Please note: The information is only relevant for Australian and New Zealand citizens/passport holders. For the most up to date visa and travel advice please make sure to check the relevant travel advice website. 

Chile

Visa required, to be obtained prior to departure.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/chile

Easter Island

An additional form may need to be filled in prior to departure, please check up to date requirements.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/chile

Brazil

Visa required, to be obtained prior to departure.
https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/americas/brazil